Professor Helen Haste
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Helen Haste is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath, a Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter.
She has a long record of research and publication in moral, social and political values, and on the interface of science and culture, including issues in gender and science. Her work includes research on culture and metaphor, on the public image of science particularly in the media, and on ethics and citizenship education. She is currently working on citizenship and education, on new technologies, and on the concept of ‘competence’.
She is the author or editor of five books, and numerous research reports. She has published in popular science journals and news media as well as extensively in the academic literature. She regularly broadcasts on radio and television. She also frequently gives public lectures, in addition to her university work. She was involved for thirty years with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, of which she has been a Vice-President, and was Chair from 2004-5. She is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.
Helen Haste is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). She was President of the International Society for Political Psychology in 2002. She received the Nevitt Sanford Award for lifetime contributions to political psychology, from the International Society of Political Psychology in 2005.
Carretero, M., Haste, H. and Bermudez, A., 2015. Civic education. In: Corno, L. and Anderman, E. M., eds. Handbook of Educational Psychology, (3rd ed.). Abingdon, U. K.: Taylor & Francis, pp. 295-308.
Haste, H., 2010. Citizenship education:a critical look at a contested field. In: Sherrod, L. R., Torney-Purta, J. and Flangan, C. A., eds. Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth. Hoboken,U. S. A.: Wiley.
Haste, H., 2009. Identity, Communities and Citizenship. In: Facer, K., ed. Educational, Social and Technological Futures: A Report from the Beyond Current Horizons Programme. Bristol: Futurelab / Dept. of Children, Families and Schools, pp. 67-92.
Haste, H., 2005. Moral responsibility, moral creativity and citizenship education. In: Wallace, D., ed. Art, Science and Morality: Creative Journeys. New York: Plenum Press.
Haste, H., 2005. What is a 'competent citizen' and how do we create them? In: Oser, F. and Biedermann, H., eds. Youth and Politics. University of Fribourg Press.
Haste, H., 2003. Frameworks and metaphors for sustainability: the tensions between cultural change and educational practice. In: Scott, W. and Gough, S., eds. Key issues in sustainable development and learning: A critical review. London: Routledge.
Haste, H., 2001. Ambiguity, autonomy and agency: psychological challenges to new competence. In: Rychen, D. and Salganik, L., eds. Defining and Selecting Key Competencies. Kirkland, WA: Hogrefe & Huber, pp. 93-120.
Haste, H., 2001. Challenging dualism: sexual metaphors and changing models of science and rationality. In: Ajroud, H., ed. Dualities. University of Tunis Press, pp. 85-102.
Haste, H., 2001. The irrational fear of the irrational. In: Herrick, J., ed. Rationalism in the twenty-first century: Proceedings of the RPA centennial conference. London: Rationalist Press Association, pp. 42-48.
Haste, H., 2012. Where do we go from here in political psychology? An introduction by special issue editor. Political Psychology, 33 (1), pp. 1-9.
Haste, H., 2009. What is ‘competence’ and how should education incorporate new technology's tools to generate ‘competent civic agents’. Curriculum Journal, 20 (3), pp. 207-223.
Haste, H. and Abrahams, S., 2008. Morality, culture and the dialogic self: taking cultural pluralism seriously. Journal of Moral Education, 37 (3), pp. 377-394.
Haste, H., 2006. Assets, aliens or asylum seekers? Immigration and the United Kingdom. Prospects: UNESCO Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 36 (3), pp. 327-341.
Haste, H. and Hogan, A., 2006. Beyond conventional civic participation, beyond the moral‐political divide:Young people and contemporary debates about citizenship. Journal of Moral Education, 35 (4), pp. 473-493.
Jackson, R., Barbagallo, F. and Haste, H., 2005. Strengths of public dialogue on science-related issues. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 8 (3), pp. 349-358.
Haste, H., 2002. Book Review of 'Shared Beliefs in a Society:Social Psychological Analysis' by Daniel Bar-Tal. Political Psychology, 23 (4), pp. 855-859.
Haste, H., 2001. The new citizenship of youth in rapidly changing nations. Human Development, 44 (6), pp. 375-381.
Haste, H., Rice, K. and Zacariou, Y., 2000. Still white-coated - but less weird and definitely wealthy; adolescents' images of scientists. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 8 (1), p. 40.
Haste, H., 1997. Myths, monsters, and morality. Understanding 'antiscience' and the media message. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 22 (2), pp. 114-120.
Haste, H., 1996. Communitarianism and the social construction of morality. Journal of Moral Education, 25 (1), pp. 47-55.
Haste, H., 2005. My Voice, My Vote, My Community: A study of young people’s civic action and inaction. Other. Nestlé Social Research Programme.
Whitmarsh, L., Kean, S., Peacock, M., Russell, C. and Haste, H., 2005. Connecting Science: What we know and what we don’t know about science in society. Other. The British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Haste, H., 2005. Joined-Up Texting: The role of mobile phones in young people’s lives. Other. Nestlé Social Research Programme.
Haste, H., 2004. My Body, My Self: Young people’s values and motives about healthy living. Other. Nestlé Social Research Programme.
Haste, H., 2004. Science in My Future: A study of values and beliefs in relation to science and technology amongst 11-21 year olds. Other. Nestlé Social Research Programme.
Conference or Workshop Items
Haste, H., Muldoon, C. and Brosnan, M., 2008. Ethics and science: Gendered value paradoxes and their educational implications. In: Association for Moral Education (AME) 34th Annual Conference, 2008-11-13 - 2008-11-16, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
Haste, H., Muldoon, C. and Brosnan, M., 2008. If girls like ethics in their science and boys like gadgets. Can we get science education right? In: BA Festival of Science, 2008-01-01.
Haste, H., 2005. "I want to do more of this" versus "No thanks, pal": British young people's engagement and alienation in relation to sociomoral and political action. In: Association for Moral Education Annual Conference, 2005-11-01, Cambridge.
Haste, H., 2005. What is a 'competent citizen' and how do we create them? In: Polish Psychological Society Annual Conference, 2005-09-01, Krakow.
Haste, H., 2004. What is a 'competent citizen' and how do we create them? In: Morality and Politics Conference, 2004-09-01.
Haste, H., 2003. Homo faber? Homo sapiens? The tool-user model of the human. In: International Conference on Critical Psychology, 2003-08-01.
Haste, H., 2003. What competencies does the competent citizen require? In: International Society of Political Psychology Annual Conference, 2003-07-01, Boston.
Haste, H., 2002. Mad scientist, hero scientist? The moral dimensions of our images if science. In: Association for Moral Education Annual Conference, 2002-11-07 - 2002-11-10, Chicago.
Haste, H. and Tyrell, C., 2002. Engagement and efficacy: the competent young citizen. In: International Society of Political Psychology Annual Conference, 2002-07-16 - 2002-07-19.
Haste, H., 2002. Women in science, women and science: where are we now? In honour of Dorothy Hodgkin. In: Opening of Dorothy Hodgkin Building, 2002-05-28.
Haste, H., 2002. Images that bind, images that free: women (and men) in the 21st century. In: Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies, 2002-03-01.
Haste, H., 2002. Prometheus, Pandora and the Sorcerer's Apprentice. In: The Royal Institution, Friday Evening Discourse, 2002-02-01.
Haste, H., 2000. Shaping tomorrow's world: a psychologist's perspective. In: Wesley's Chapel / British Association 'Conversations', 2000-10-01.
Haste, H., 2000. Science and society: discussion of the House of Lord Select Committee report. In: Edinburgh Science Festival, 2000-04-01.